March Favorites


I didn't even realize today is the last day of March... That's the kind of month it's been. Seriously, I haven't even had time to accumulate new favorites! March was filled with lots of late nights and deadlines which resulted in very few real-clothes-wearing, makeup-sporting days but I thought I'd include some random favorites this month to make up for the lack of beauty goodies!

NYX Butter Gloss (Crème Brulee). This stuff has been in my handbag all month, I just can't get enough. It's the perfect nude gloss that glides over the lips to help moisturize and give shine without adding color to detract from the rest of the look. I know I have more than enough lip products but these are just so good, next on my list is Eclair.

Essence Long Lasting Eye Pencil (Hot Scorch). I was inspired by a photo I came across on Tumblr of a woman wearing a sparkly light brown liner all around her eye (not in the waterline, but really around) and winged out at the edges. I thought it was so pretty I picked this up when I stopped by Ulta. I didn't have high hopes because it was only like $2.49 or something ridiculous, but this liner lasted all day! I like the glittery sparkle because that's the look I was going for, and it's really smooth and creamy. Now I just gotta perfect that wing.

No7 Beautiful Skin Rich Hydrating Eye Cream. I didn't have high hopes for this when I first came across it in Target but decided to give it a try as I had heard pretty good things about No7 skincare. This stuff has considerably smoothed out my under eye area and leaves it supple and immensely hydrated (a huge compliment from a girl who suffers with the worst under eye peeling)! My only gripe is that the pointed lid is hard to screw off when my hands are a little slippy from having applied moisturizer, but otherwise this is one heck of a dark horse.

Sammi from The Beauty Crush. Her blog, beauty videos, and vlogs have been my go-tos for entertainment recently! I love her grungy, simple style and spunky attitude. She is so down to earth and I am so excited for her and Jason (her boyfriend)'s new brand Novem & Knight. I'm also totally going to recreate her natural smoky eye one of these days.

Kate from gh0stparties (and her sense in home decor). My latest obsession is looking up inspiration for and planning how to decorate my post-grad apartment (probably because I just scored some awesome antique furniture from my aunt that I cannot wait to mix with modern pieces). I've been following Kate's journey into her new flat and it's absolutely everything that I want my apartment to be - her blogInstagram and Pinterest are perfection (home decor, beauty, and everything else!) and I squealed over everything in her recent room tour video.

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31 comments

  1. I love that you included people/blogs in your favorites! Love the NYX creme brulee gloss too :)

    RachelShuchatMakeup

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  2. Hooray, I'll have to start doing it more often! I'm glad you like it too!!

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  3. Omgggg Kate's home decor style is just EVERYTHING. Seriously, I drool over her instagram. Goals for when I move into my own place haha :P The Essence eyeliner sounds so lovely as well!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

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  4. I just came from Kate's blog! Hahaha, I agree with what you said her decor is to die for. And Sammi is amazing too! Can't wait for her clothing line.

    danidelt.blogspot.com

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  5. Seriously, I was showing my mom her home decor photos and was like "THIS, I WANT TO LIVE LIKE THIS!"

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  6. I just can't get enough, I cannot wait for a living room tour because it looks amazing on her iG! And I hope there's shipping to the US for Novem & Knight.... Not that I mind planning another trip to London to try some pieces out hehe (:

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  7. Fab faves! I use the no7 day and night cream and am obsessed! It's just soo good, makes my skin feel so smooth and soft. I need to check out the eye cream next for sure. I've been loving Sammi on youtube recently too - she seems very down to earth! x

    Jasmin Charlotte | UK Lifestyle Blog

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  8. I love Nyx butter glosses, your blog is amazing! I love the pictures :)

    http://ibelieveinrosa.blogspot.com

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  9. i'm almost out of moisturizer and toner so i'm definitely going back to stock up on more skincare! i'll have to see if they have the day and night cream!

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  10. thanks so much xx yes they are my seriously my current obsession i wear them every day!

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  11. love the butter glosses and sammi's blog as well :)


    xx danielle // avecdanielle.blogspot.com

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  12. yay glad to find someone with the same interests (:

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  13. Great post, I've instantly fallen in love with your blog it's lovely!!

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  14. Ah I love Kate from Gh0stparties' flat too, the decor is beautiful! I love that NYX butter gloss by the way, I've heard such nice things about NYX but it is such a difficult brand to get a hold of in the UK.

    Sarah xo | PolkaDotLemon

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  15. Sammi and Kate are two of my absolute favourite Youtubers as well!
    It's so amazing that Sammi actually gets to launch her very own fashion brand together with Jason ☺

    http://la-fille-lumineuse.blogspot.de/

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  16. The eye pencil looks stunning!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  17. Yes yes yes! I've been loving both Sammi & Kate loads lately as well - how weird :P

    Sarah | More Than Adored

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  18. welcoming april and loving your share!!

    kisses from dubai ♥
    www.mahryska.com

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  19. Oh is it really!? I wish more brands would be available in both US/UK (I'd be so happy if there were Bourjois here!!).

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  20. I know, serious goals! I love the message of their brand too, being based in London for all of the materials and sourcing and everything.

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  21. Aw thank you so much!! I'll definitely check it out, Paris is beautiful (:

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  22. It was such a better product than I expected, cannot wait to rock the bronze sparkle for summer!

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  23. Hehe, great minds think alike! (:

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  24. Am I a little too late to see this post? I hope not as I've just come across your blog and love reading your posts! I'm definitely going to have to try that Nyx Butter Gloss!

    http://diamondsofsugar.blogspot.co.uk

    Aleena x

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  25. I have the Essence long-lasting eye pencil in black and it does last pretty well, especially for the price! Never heard of brown liner all around the eye though! Not sure if I can pull that off haha.

    Sheri | Behind The Frames

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  26. hehe never too late!! thanks love x yes please do, i definitely recommend them (:

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  27. have you tried the black one on your waterline? i'm on the constant hunt for one that won't budge (and don't want to spend $20 on one from like sephora) lol

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  28. Yeah, unfortunately still haven't found one that doesn't smudge off my waterline -__-

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